US House Investigates Government Coercion Violating Pharmacists’ Conscience Rights

WASHINGTON, July 26, 2005 (LifeSiteNews.com) – Rep. Don Manzullo (R-Illinois), Chairman of the House Small Business Committee, explored government coercion to violate pharmacists’ consciences at a committee hearing yesterday. In particular, the committee investigated Illinois Gov. Rod Blagojevich’s emergency rule ordering pharmacies to fill orders for the morning-after pill and its effect on rural pharmacies. Concerned Women for America (CWA) praised the move. “We commend Rep. Manzullo for holding this timely hearing to provide a thoughtful examination of Gov. Blagojevich’s insensitive order demanding that all pharmacies in Illinois provide the controversial drug known as the morning-after pill,” said Wendy Wright, […]
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Marriage Commissioners in Alberta Given Freedom of Conscience

CALGARY, Alberta, July 26, 2005 (LifeSiteNews.com) – Although Alberta has begrudgingly conceded that it will issue same-sex “marriage” certificates in accordance with the newly passed federal Civil Marriage Act, the Alberta government has assured its marriage commissioners that they will not be forced to act against their consciences. This is a serious problem in most other provinces that have no such protections for those who oppose same-sex “marriage”. The newly passed federal legislation itself contains no such protection and counselors in most provinces can be fired from their jobs for refusing to perform gay “marriages”. Even before the federal legislation […]
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Vatican Official Clarifies Stand On Vaccines From Fetal Tissue

VATICAN, July 26, 2005 (CWNews.com /LifeSiteNews.com) – Although the Pontifical Academy for Life has strongly condemned the development of vaccines from fetal tissues, the president of that Academy notes that parents may still be justified in having their children inoculated with such vaccines. Bishop Elio Sgreccia, in a July 23 interview with Vatican Radio, clarified the position taken by the Pontifical Academy for Life, in response to an inquiry from an American pro-life group. The bishop said that pharmaceutical manufacturers have a grave moral obligation to provide vaccines that do not use fetal tissues. But parents whose children may risk […]
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Catholic Church in Australia Offers $100,000 Grant for Adult Stem Cell Research

SYDNEY, July 26, 2005 (LifeSiteNews.com) - Following on a highly successful program to offer financial assistance to mother’s in crisis pregnancies who opt to carry their babies to term, the Catholic Archdiocese of Sydney announced yesterday a grant of $100,000 to support and foster research on the therapeutic potential of adult stem cells. This is the second grant made available by the Archdiocese of Sydney to further research into adult stem cells. On 9 April 2002 Cardinal Pell announced that a $50,000 grant was to be made available to a research team at Griffith University led by Professor Alan Mackay-Sim, […]
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Prince Edward Island Delays Issuing Same-Sex “Marriage” Certificates Citing Language Problems

CHARLOTTETOWN, PEI, July 25, 2005 (LifeSiteNews.com) – Prince Edward Island, one of the few provinces and territories of Canada in which activist court decisions didn’t legalize same-sex “marriage” before the Senate passed Bill C-38 earlier this month, has indicated that it will not immediately begin issuing same-sex “marriage” certificates. Mildred Dover, the province’s attorney general, has said that the province will delay issuing certificates to same-sex couples until they have had the opportunity to amend all the state laws pertaining to marriage. That process could take up several months; it is also unclear what would happen if the provincial legislature […]
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Public Discomfort With Canadian Catholic Bishops’ Approach to Catholic Politicians Growing

OTTAWA, July 25, 2005 (LifeSiteNews.com) - From far and near, from left and right, from Catholics and non-Catholics the actions and non-actions of the Canadian Catholic hierarchy toward Canadian Catholic politicians is coming under fire. The recent passage of the same-sex ‘marriage’ law in Canada with the votes of a majority of Catholic politicians, and at the behest of a Catholic Prime Minister has focussed attention in Canada on renegade Catholicism rampant in politics and seemingly unchecked by the majority of Canada’s bishops. Of the well over 50 Catholic MPs and Senators who voted in favour of homosexual ‘marriage’ despite […]
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Hillary Clinton to Vote To Confirm Judge Robert’s Supreme Court Nomination Says Clinton Insider

WASHINGTON, D.C., July 25, 2005 (LifeSiteNews.com) – According to an ‘exclusive’ report printed on DrudgeReport.com, the popular conservative online news portal, a Hillary Clinton insider has said that Senator Clinton intends to vote to confirm Judge Roberts, “unless some unforeseen development occurs.” “Look, we’re not thrilled President Bush is in office and gets to make these choices,” said the source, “but we have to make the best of the situation until the next election!…[Hillary] is simply doing what is right for the country, not MOVEON.ORG.” MOVEON.ORG is one of the liberal activist groups that have come out swinging against Roberts, […]
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Civil Liberties Group Backs Catholic Bishop Under Fire for Catholic Teaching on Homosexuality

CALGARY, July 25, 2005 (LifeSiteNews.com) – It has been said that the right to freedom of expression is the right to give offense. This axiom of political philosophy is being tested in Alberta. Bishop Fred Henry, prior to the first “Conciliation Session” of his Human Rights Tribunal case, in which he is being accused of ‘discrimination’ for having publicly asserted Catholic doctrine on homosexuality, has been defended from a most unlikely source. The president of the Alberta Civil Liberties Association, Stephen Jenuth, says the case is an example of conflicting rights. He told the Calgary Sun, “We have a situation […]
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